Austral Journal of Veterinary Sciences (AJVS) publishes, in English, original scientific contributions such as original articles, reviews, short communications, and case reports which can include clinical observations, descriptions of methods or techniques, and advances in all aspects of veterinary science and animal welfare.
Reviews provide expert summaries of current knowledge in a particular field of veterinary science and do not necessarily have a set format. Articles should provide comprehensive depth and a balanced perspective, avoiding merely summarize the literature. A review should focus on fundamental concepts or issues, current research gaps, potential development of the field, controversies. The Editorial Committee asks for an expert to prepare a review on specific topics, which will also be refereed and edited. Articles are peer-reviewed and must not exceed 15,000 words in length and may contain no more than 4 figures/tables.
Report new and unpublished advances in veterinary science based on original research. Research Articles may also encompass confirming studies and disconfirming results which allow hypothesis elimination, reformulation and/or report on the non-reproducibility of previously published results. The format must include Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Declarations, and References. The articles have a maximum word count (including Introduction, Material and Methods, Results, and Discussion) of 12,000 words, and may contain no more than 10 figures/tables.
Short Communications briefly inform of an advance, experimental result, new methodology, with the following format: abstract, introduction, material and methods, results and discussion (combined). Short communications also encourage submission of negative results and may report on the non-reproducibility of previously published results. Short communications articles are peer-reviewed, have maximum length of the manuscript (including Abstract, Introduction, Materials and methods, Results and Discussion, Declarations and References) is 4,000 words and may contain no more than 2 figures and/or tables. Supplementary material may be included.
Case report: is a brief note that describes preliminary findings and contributes significantly to the understanding of the Veterinary Science. The maximum length is 1,300 words which includes the main body of the text and cites. An abstract of 50 words is required, plus 15 references and two tables or figures, or one of each. Acknowledgements can be included (when pertinent). Subtitles must not be used to divide the main body of the text.
A letter judged suitable for publication will be printed in a “Letters to the Editor” section of AJVS. The purpose of this section is to provide a forum for scientific exchange relating to articles published in AJVS. To be acceptable for publication, a letter must adhere to the following guidelines.
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This journal is published by the Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias, Universidad Austral de Chile